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New York City Restaurants

Danji

  • 346 W. 52nd St. Map It
  • Korean
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/25/2014

Fodor's Review

Diminutive and dark, Danji is no ordinary Korean restaurant. Helmed by talented chef Hooni Kim, this Hell's Kitchen spot is a standout among the rows of restaurants that attract theater-going tourists in the neighborhood. That's because Kim's take on Korean cuisine is inventive and inspired. The menu is split in two, and both sides contain a number of winnning dishes. Start with the scallion and pepper pancake and the trio of kimchi from the "traditional" side, then set

your taste buds singing with Korean chicken wings and unctuous pork belly sliders from the "modern" side of the menu. Then count your blessings that you're not eating a mediocre meal like the rest of the out-of-town visitors in the neighorhood.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

346 W. 52nd St., between 8th and 9th Aves., New York, New York, 10019, United States

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Phone:

212-586–2880

Website: www.danjinyc.com

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed on Sun.

Updated 02/25/2014

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Oct 22, 2013

Serve food in tiny dishes, and get a Michelin star

I don't get Danji's recent accolades...for Korean, it's pretty bland. You can't just ask the chili paste to do the heavy-lifting. I don't remember the last time I left a Korean place w/ a half-empty stomach. $14 for lunch is a steal but left me seeking out a make-up meal elsewhere.

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